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GLIN==> Ocean Research Priorities Plan development-Public Comment

Title: Ocean Research Priorities Plan development-Public Comment
Note: "Ocean" includes the Great Lakes.
Guiding National Ocean Research Investment: 
The Development of the Ocean Research Priorities Plan

The public comment period on the development of the Ocean Research Priorities Plan (ORPP) is now OPEN.  We encourage all interested parties to review the planning document and provide input.

In addition to the public comment period, the National Science and Technology Council Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology is holding a public workshop on April 18-20, 2006 in Denver, CO, to solicit input and guidance from the ocean science communities on the development of the ORPP.

Called for in the U.S. Ocean Action Plan, the ORPP, in conjunction with a follow-on Implementation Strategy, will describe a vision for U.S. ocean science and technology, describe the challenges to be addressed, identify key themes, specify goals for each theme and a time frame for their achievement, and address implications for the use or prioritization of resources. The draft Ocean Research Priorities Plan will be formulated using the input from both the workshop and the public comment period.

Members from the research community, ocean educators, government representatives (federal, state, tribal, and local), industry groups, international representatives, non-governmental organizations, and any individuals interested in helping guide national ocean research are invited to attend the workshop and contribute to the public comment.

Contact: Shelby E. Walker, USGCRP/CCSP Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 250, Washington, DC  20006(T:202-419-3464; F:202-223-3064; e-mail:

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